Study UK: Discover You!

The UK is one of the world’s premier study and training destinations. It offers the perfect combination of a world class education and a life-enhancing experience. Our universities sit at the top of the world rankings with four institutions in the top 10 and 18 in the top 100 (*1). This global reputation for quality is one reason why the UK welcomes more than 400,000 international students each year. And those students are extremely satisfied with their experiences. International students ranked the UK first for overall satisfaction, in a 2017 report, with 91% of international students across all levels of study reporting that they are satisfied with their experience in the UK (*2).

The UK is also famous for its teaching system which is designed to encourage students to ask questions, debate and come up with their own ideas. This way of learning helps foster critical thinking, creativity and confidence. In an increasingly globalised world, these are the skills that employers are looking for. These attributes set graduates of UK institutions apart. A UK education really can help you realise your potential to be the very best you can be.

Whatever aspirations bring you to the UK, and whether you study at an English language school, boarding school, further education college or university, you will learn in a welcoming and multicultural environment. You will meet people from different nationalities, sharing their backgrounds and discovering new perspectives. You will also be supported while you study, as all UK institutions have extensive student support and welfare services you can call on.  

The UK also offers an amazing cultural experience, from ancient castles and diverse landscapes to world famous music festivals, sports events and vibrant nightlife. Whatever your interests are, you will find an endless number of ways to enjoy yourself, learn new things and make new friends.

As a diplomat, I have lived, worked and studied overseas. It has enriched my life. If you are thinking about studying overseas, I would strongly encourage you to do so. And I invite you to choose the UK as your study abroad destination – the adventure of a lifetime awaits! 

His Excellency Paul Madden CMG
British Ambassador to Japan


*1: QS World University Rankings® 2020
*2: Universities UK International: The UK’s Competitive Advantage (2017)